Black on black

Inspired by a picture in a magazine, this black kitchen came in at half the cost of the original, thanks to a selection of products from The Laminex Group
This new kitchen designed by Nicola Mason of ceiling, countertop, interior design, kitchen, lighting, real estate, room, black, gray
This new kitchen designed by Nicola Mason of Design Studio features black laminates from The Laminex Group. The cabinetry is Formica Melteca in Black and the benchtops are Formica laminate in Black. The mustard-coloured splashback is Seratone in Bling.

Everyone works to a budget, but that doesn't mean you have to compromise good design, as this project illustrates.

Kitchen designer Nicola Mason of Design Studio was contracted to design a sleek, black kitchen with a large island and floor-to-ceiling cabinets that include a laundry.

"The client had brought in pictures of a similar $50,000 kitchen," Mason says. "But the budget for this project was less than half that amount. The savings came from the choice of materials from The Laminex Group."

Formica Melteca laminate in Black was specified for the cabinetry. The benchtops feature Formica laminate in Black.


This new kitchen designed by Nicola Mason of ceiling, countertop, interior design, kitchen, lighting, real estate, room, black, gray
This new kitchen designed by Nicola Mason of Design Studio features black laminates from The Laminex Group. The cabinetry is Formica Melteca in Black and the benchtops are Formica laminate in Black. The mustard-coloured splashback is Seratone in Bling.

"We added a bright accent with the mustard-coloured splashback, which is Seratone in Bling," says the designer.

"The client likes to entertain and says the island is a magnet for friends and family. And, although black can show fingerprints more easily than lighter colours, the owner says it is easy to keep the surface looking good."

Mason says she regularly specifies Laminex and Formica laminates for her projects.

"Design Studio is part of The Laminex Group, so we are familiar with the practical advantages, as well as the cost savings," she says.

This new kitchen designed by Nicola Mason of ceiling, flooring, furniture, interior design, lighting, real estate, room, table, gray, black, brown
This new kitchen designed by Nicola Mason of Design Studio features black laminates from The Laminex Group. The cabinetry is Formica Melteca in Black and the benchtops are Formica laminate in Black. The mustard-coloured splashback is Seratone in Bling.

For more details, contact The Laminex Group, free-phone 0800 303 606. Website:www.thelaminexgroup.co.nz.

To contact Design Studio, phone (09) 571 4453. Website: www.designstudio.net.nz.

Feb 02, 2010
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